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2006 Census: Educational Portrait of Canada, 2006 Census: Provincial and territorial highlights

Northwest Territories: One-fifth of the adult population had a university degree

One-fifth (20%) of the adult population of the Northwest Territories had a university degree in 2006. About 24% had a college diploma, while 12% had a trades certificate. An additional 19% of the adult population had a high school diploma, while 23% did not have a high school diploma.

Over one in five (22%) postsecondary graduates in the Northwest Territories studied in Alberta. In fact, 37% of the adult population in the Northwest Territories that had a university degree did not live in the territory five years earlier. Half of these interprovincial in-migrants to the Northwest Territories came from Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.

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